The Natural Metabolite That Can Help with Weight and Appetite Management

March 15, 2018




Dr. Jay N. Yepuri, Chief Medical Officer at NutriForward, the creators of RiduZone, the natural metabolite that can help with weight and appetite management joins eHealth Radio's Health News & Weight Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jay N. Yepuri discuss the following:

  1. What is OEA?
  2. What is RiduZone?
  3. Tell me about why OEA was chosen as the key ingredient in RiduZone?
  4. How does RiduZone work?


Dr. Jay Yepuri is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is a Gastroenterologist in active clinical practice with Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), one of the largest Gastroenterology group practices in the United States. Dr. Yepuri practices general Gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Yepuri is a member of DHAT’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He serves as Medical Director of the GI Lab at Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital in Bedford, Texas. He is President of the Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (TSGE) and President of the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (TASCS). He serves on the American College of Gastroenterology’s Practice Management Committee. Dr. Yepuri also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.





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Keeping your pet fit and healthy and what to do if your pet needs to lose weight

February 11, 2018




Dr. Katy Nelson, a Veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, Virginia again joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Channel to discuss keeping your pet fit and healthy and what to do if your pet needs to lose weight.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Katy Nelson discuss the following:

  1. People and their pets need to balance their diets, that is certainly true. How do you figure out how much to feed your pets and how often?
  2. If you feed your pets table food or unhealthy food now, how can you transition them to eat more healthy options?
  3. What about exercise in the winter?
  4. Where do you find FreshPet?  Is it in your local supermarkets and stores?
  5. If there is one piece of advice for pet lovers and how they feed their pets, what would it be?


Dr. Nelson is an associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA. as well as the host and executive producer of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8 - the show airs at 11am on Saturday mornings. She serves as an expert on animal health on Washington DC's All News Radio Station, WTOP News as well as onWashington DC’s ABC affiliate WJLA ABC 7. She has been featured on the TODAY Show, Fox & Friends, NPR, CNBC, The Meredith Vieira Show, HuffPost Live, and is the expert for the second season of the popular show “Unlikely Animal Friends” to air this Spring on NatGeo Wild. 

Dr. Katy is the Medical Director of Pet Health for Stop Aging Now, a leading nutrition and lifestyle company that relies on the latest clinical research to guide them in their efforts to help people and pets. She is also the Medical Director of Pet Health for BioStem Logics, the leader in regenerative medicine for humans and pets. She is a frequent contributor to HuffPost Pets, BarkPost and PetMD and you can also read "Ask Dr. Katy" quarterly in the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine, or online.

Dr. Nelson is passionate about health and fitness, and she strives to help dogs and cats to live the longest, fullest life that they can lead by staying fit and trim. Along with Steve Pelletier from SlimDoggy and Krista Wickens from DogTread, she is a founding partner of, a national health and fitness initiative aimed at getting people healthy alongside their dogs.

A lover of fashion and beauty, she envisions a world where all products are cruelty-free, not tested on animals, made in a sustainable manner, and free of harsh chemicals that are unsafe not only for us, but for our pets. She is also a passionate advocate for pet rescue and Pit Bull Type Dogs, and speaks ardently on the subjects in many different forums.

Dr. Nelson is a Certified Veterinary Journalist (CVJ), accredited by the American Society of Veterinary Journalists (ASVJ). She is the former President of the District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine, the oldest and largest veterinary continuing education society in the United States. Through her consulting business, KJN Pet Marketing, she has served as a valuable source to reporters around the country for the past 6 years, and as a marketing consultant for pet-related companies - from Fortune 500 corporations to pet/pet parent targeted start-ups.

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Nelson was raised on a small farm in the heart of the state where her childhood was filled with many beloved pets. She earned her veterinary degree in 2001 from the Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nelson has had some very unique opportunities in her career to hone her skills in both small animal practice and corporate veterinary medicine. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, their son and daughter, their rambunctious dogs Papi (Dr. Nelson's co-host on "The Pet Show"), an incredibly lovable Labradoodle, Eddie Underbite, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix obtained through Mutts Matter Rescue and, and The Lizard of Oz, a bearded dragon rescued through the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Despite being a very busy wife, Mom, pet parent and doctor, Dr. Nelson still carves out time for many charitable organizations in the DC area and beyond. She is committed to helping the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown, CT, become a reality. She serves on theWashington Humane Society's Fashion for Paws Advisory Board, the Washington DC area's premier philanthropic fashion event. She is a proud member of the advisory board for The Chaos Foundation and is a long-term supporter of The Tigerlily Foundation and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.





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The Facts About Body Lift Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

January 23, 2018




Dr. Jacob Haiavy, the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and owner of Inland Cosmetic Surgery in Rancho Cucamonga joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

An accomplished cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Haiavy has a special interest and expertise in performing body lift surgery after massive weight loss. There are many misconceptions out there about this procedure, and Dr. Haiavy will provide the facts about skin removal and body lift surgery after massive weight loss.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jacob Haiavy discuss the following:

  1. What are some of the complications or difficulties patients experience after losing a significant amount of weight?
  2. Can you tell us what happens during body lift surgery?
  3. What is the recovery like for a body lift patient?
  4. What is the cost of body lift surgery? Does insurance usually cover body lift surgery?
  5. How do you see your patient’s lives improve after body lift surgery?

Summary: Body lift surgery can be very helpful for people who live with loose or excess skin after massive weight loss. Above all, patients must seek out a cosmetic or plastic surgeon who is caring, knowledgeable, experienced, and listens to their unique concerns when considering this potentially life-changing set of procedures.


Dr. Jacob Haiavy has been practicing cosmetic surgery in his fully accredited surgery center since 2001. He graduated from New York University, where he was awarded the Alumni Medal, attended Mount Sinai Medical School in New York, and continued there with an internship in General Surgery. After completing his fellowship in Texas with Howard Tobin, M.D., former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he moved to Southern California to practice in Rancho Cucamonga and Beverly Hills.

Dr. Haiavy is the Immediate Past President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, where he directed a full body and facial cosmetic surgery fellowship training program. The author of a number of scientific articles on cosmetic surgery published in leading cosmetic and plastic surgery journals, he has also served as faculty for cosmetic breast, body, and facial rejuvenation courses and is a member of the faculty of Loma Linda University.





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Reclaim Your Health with Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

January 21, 2018




Dr. Janice Buenafe, from Key Laser Center for Cosmetic Regenerative Medicine, in Portland, Oregon, joins eHealth Radio to speak about Bio-identical hormone therapy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Janice Buenafe discuss the following:

  1. What is bio-identical hormone replacement and what does it treat?
  2. What are the benefits of BHRT? Does this therapy have any side effects?
  3. What are bio-identical hormones made of?
  4. What makes a person a good candidate for BHRT?
  5. What is the treatment like and how long does it take to see optimal results?


Dr. Janice Buenafe is Board Certified in Family Medicine and views health from a holistic point of view. She strives to understand her patients’ health on many different levels.  What she has come to understand over her years of practice is the importance of hormones in the body, and how they affect people.  In working with bio-identical hormones, she has seen many patients come back reporting vast improvements in their state of well-being, energy, strength, skin, weight management, and libido.

After completing her residency in primary care medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Buenafe continued to practice in the Las Vegas area.  Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, she has been a part of the Providence Medical Group. We are happy to have her in our office educating our patients in the benefits of bio-identical hormones, while she continues to practice family medicine.

Dr. Buenafe sees the world from a multi-cultural perspective and embraces the value of learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys learning about spirituality, meditation, and most importantly, finding ways to enjoy quality time with her children.





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5 Ways Hypnosis Leads to Sustainable Weight Loss /Expert Tips

December 7, 2017




Erika Flint, an award-winning hypnotist, author, speaker and co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. joins eHealth Radio and the Hypnosis & Weight Management Channels. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham, Washington, and creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Erika Flint discuss the following:

  • What makes losing weight so difficult for most people?
  • How about the idea that in order to grow up big and strong you needed to eat as much as possible?
  • How does hypnosis differ from traditional weight loss methods?
  • How does hypnosis help to counteract bad eating habits?
  • How does hypnosis lead to more sustained weight reduction?


Erika Flint an award-winning hypnotist, author, speaker and co-host of the popular podcast series Hypnosis, Etc. She is the founder of Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham, Washington, and creator of the Reprogram Your Weight system. Her book, Reprogram Your Weight: Stop Thinking About Food All the Time, Regain Control of Your Eating, and Lose the Weight Once and for All (Difference Press 2016), unveils how hypnosis taps into an individual’s inherent power for weight loss success.




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Liposuction is Still the Top Surgery for Fat Reduction: Here are the Facts

October 31, 2017




Dr. Alexander Sobel, owner of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery, about why liposuction remains his preferred method for fat reduction, even as new nonsurgical body contouring technologies are emerging joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Alexander Sobel discuss the following:

  • There is a lot of talk about non-surgical fat reduction these days, but liposuction is still one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in America. Why is liposuction still the most effective for patients seeking permanent fat reduction?  What limitations exist with non-surgical fat reduction?
  • One reason you prefer liposuction for permanent fat reduction is that it can be used all over the body, not just on the abdomen. How does this level of flexibility compare to many of the non-surgical options available?
  • What is the liposuction recovery period like? When can you go back to work after liposuction?
  • It often takes multiple treatments and many months for people to see results with non-surgical treatments. How long does it typically take for liposuction results to appear?
  • Can you tell us more about how liposuction can be tailored by the surgeon to achieve the patient’s unique body contouring goals?


Dr. Alexander Sobel, owner of Anderson Sobel Cosmetic Surgery and Vice President of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, is an award-winning, triple board certified surgeon in general cosmetic surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, and otolaryngology. Dr. Sobel is widely known for his commitment to the highest standards of safety, compassionate patient-centered care, and skill in providing beautiful, natural-looking results.

Dr. Sobel has experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, body contouring, and non-surgical, anti-aging medicine. Also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sobel has trained several other surgeons in the art of cosmetic surgery. As a panelist in national academy meetings, Dr. Sobel has lectured on a variety of topics, including facial plastic surgery and breast augmentation.





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Lose 20 Lbs Keep It Off Forever: The Secret to Weight Loss for Life

October 28, 2017




James Keck, one of the owners of Kuma Health and Wellness and the creator of the Drop Zone program, helping people around the world take control of their weight joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Wellness Coaching & Weight Management Channels. James is also the co-author of the book Lose 20 Lbs Keep It Off Forever: The Secret to Weight Loss for Life.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest James Keck discuss the following:

  • What is the secret to weight loss for life?
  • What are the tools and strategies that everybody can use to lose weight simply, naturally, and permanently?
  • How were you able to find a way that everyone can stop the struggle and lose weight regardless of their age, budget, or mobility?
  • What is the inspiration behind your book?
  • How can everyone listening find out about you and your book, Lose 20 Lbs Keep It Off Forever?

James “Jim” Keck is one of the owners of Kuma Health and Wellness, helping people regain and maintain their health naturally since 2003. James is a weight-loss and health coach, author and speaker.

As an MBA who spent 25 years in project management, he applies his unique organizational skills to help people, businesses, and communities improve their health. He is also the creator of the Drop Zone program, helping people around the world take control of their weight!

James dedicated his life to providing simple and effective natural solutions for health.






SculpSure: The Non-Surgical Way to Contour Your Body

September 23, 2017




Dr. Christine Eros, physician and founder of Eros Beauty and Wellness in San Diego, California joins eHealth Radio and the Aesthetic Medicine Channel to talk to us about SculpSure.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Christine Eros discuss the following:

  • What is SculpSure and how does it work?
  • What is the difference between CoolSculpting and SculpSure? Why would someone choose SculpSure over CoolSculpting?
  • What could one expect from a SculpSure procedure? Is there preparation or aftercare required?
  • Are there any known side effects or complications?
  • How long does it take to see results and how long do these results last?


Dr. Christine Eros received her B.A from UCSD Revelle College in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, her Master’s in Public Health from San Diego State University and her Medical Degree from UCSD School of Medicine. She has been offering aesthetic services, such as laser procedures, liquid facelifts and more since 2007. Dr. Eros has trained with many well-known dermatologists and has attended multiple courses in cosmetic dermatology giving her the expertise in dermal fillers, injectables and more.

Dr. Eros believes in treating a person as a whole, both body and mind. She is passionate about offering evidence-based knowledge on weight loss, weight management and helping adults, children and athletes obtain their very best health. Her team includes skilled Nurse-Practitioners, Personal Trainers and Nutritional coaches. She enjoys offering the highest quality aesthetics services to enhance beauty and diminish the signs of aging.

Dr. Eros is a Board-Certified Family Physician offering full scope of family medicine. She maintains privileges at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. She is affiliated with the San Diego County Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the San Diego Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Eros is also a clinical instructor for UCSD School of Medicine. She remains a practicing physician and member of Sharp Community Medical Group.





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6 Easy ways to Eat well for Life…including simple steps to save you time and money

July 5, 2017




Angela Emmerton, Clinical Nutritionist and Founder of Nutritional Matters, which helps people solve their health problems through practical nutritional solutions, so they can feel the best they can be joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Angela Emmerton discuss the following:

  • There’s so many diets today and it’s confusing knowing what to eat – so how do we eat well for good health?
  • So how do we get back to basics and eat ‘real wholefood'?
  • In your expert opinion what is the key ingredient which keeps people on track and eating well for life?
  • What if you’re on a low-budget – can you still eat well?
  • What are the foods we need to avoid for our health sake?
  • Finally, how do you encourage your patients to eat well for life?


As an ambassador for ‘That Sugar Film’, Angela believes – and the science shows – that good health is the product of good nutrition.

Angela has spent over 10 years studying all things nutrition, including the eastern philosophy of food as medicine and combined this with studies in social sciences and counselling.

Her practice is under-pinned by the latest evidence-based nutritional medicine, following scientific research on nutrition, nutrients and positive lifestyle practices. However, having spent over 20 years in the corporate working world she understands the effect modern day life has on a person’s health. Her approach is based on ‘keeping it real’ and her recommendations are informed by reality and practical for everyday busy people.

Angela work’s in private practice at McMahon’s Point and in Sydney’s CBD and helps people solve their health problems and transform their lives, turning their health around, from symptoms including; excess weight, hormonal imbalances, fatigue, sleep, anxiety, depression, poor digestion (IBS), food intolerances, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, thyroid dysfunction, etc.

Angela continues to be called upon to provide her expertise in this field of nutritional medicine.  During 2016 she was selected as the nutritionist for Todd Sampson to undertake a nutritional dietary assessment, as part of Todd’s preparation for the six part TV series ‘Bodyhack’.  

Angela is also an advisory team member for ‘SugarByhalf’, a not-for-profit organisation who aim to reduce Australia’s sugar consumption and help combat childhood obesity and chronic disease.

As a trusted advisor, Angela speaks to variety of audiences, empowering them to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing through workshops, corporate talks, presentations and in-service education to complimentary healthcare practitioners.

In addition, Angela facilitates movie screenings of ‘That Sugar Film’ and discussions, for business groups, workplaces and communities, providing educational tools and techniques for people to make informed choices to benefit their own health.

No two DNAs are the same, making your nutritional requirements unique.

Angela’s mission is to transform peoples lives by offering practical nutritional solutions, tailored to each unique ‘individuals’ need, so they go on to lead productive and balanced healthy lives.





Top 10 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Get Fit and Create a Healthy and Supportive Home Environment for the Whole Family

June 29, 2017




Thea Runyan, childhood obesity expert and Co-Founder of  Kurbo, a health/weight app designed just for children joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health & Technology Channels. 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Thea Runyan discuss the following:

  • How can a parent broach the topic of weight with a child or teen who is in the dangerous zone of obesity or nearing those levels without doing more damage?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes parents make when they try to help their overweight children?
  • What are some of the most common struggles and/or questions parents working with Kurbo have for your coaches when they have their weekly video chats?
  • What are some of the most common complaints Kurbo "kids" have about their parents that they discuss with their Kurbo coaches?
  • What are the top 3 things a parent can do to create a healthy, supportive home environment for a child/teen struggling with his/her weight?


Prior to joining Kurbo, Thea spent 12 years as the lead behavior coach for the Pediatric Weight Control Program at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, where her expertise in this field has helped hundreds of kids, teens, and families manage weight and lead healthier lifestyles. Known as “The Stoplight Lady,” Thea writes about health and weight management on the Kurbo Health blog and heads up the coaching program for Kurbo. She’s been a frequent guest on TV and radio shows and speaks at childhood obesity conferences around the world.  



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